Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese's Baking Cups and Reese's Pieces Candy



There is supposedly a hurricane heading near where I live later this week.  I don't believe we will see any of the hurricane, but I believe it will be very wet.  We have already received lots of rain the last couple of weeks.



I'm usually not very prepared for storms.  I usually just cross my fingers that the electricity doesn't go out.  I have purchased a case of bottled water, I own a flash light, and I have trail mix.  I think I am good to go.


Monday, September 3, 2018

Granny Kellett's Jam Cake


Several years ago for Christmas I got a cookbook called American Cakes.  It has been a very fun book.  The book is organized and grouped chronologically.  The author writes about the history and back ground of each recipe, and then shares a recipe for each cake using measurements and techniques modern readers can replicate.


I have baked a number of cakes from this cookbook.  I baked the tunnel of fudge cake for my last birthday.  For by birthday two years ago, I made the hummingbird cake.  The first cake I made was the cherry upside-down cake.  I made it with my mother at Christmas just after receiving the cookbook.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Creamy Bacon Pea Pecan Salad


Another week has just flown by.  The weather where I live has been so incredible the last few days.  It feels like Fall.  It isn't here for good though.  Next week it is supposed to heat up again.


I have just started a certificate program.  It meets all day most Saturdays until the end of the year.  It has been a good experience so far, but it makes my weekends much less relaxing.  I actually had class three hours on Friday evening and then again on Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.  


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


Yesterday I saw the movie Crazy Asian Rich.  I did not intend to see it, but the reviews are really good.  Anyway, it was a last minute decision.


It was so funny.  I even got a little emotional at the end.  It exceeded my expectations.  I plan on seeing it again, though I will probably wait until it goes to DVD.  I think I'll also borrow the book from the library.  

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Magnolia Table Chocolate Chip Cookie


I have not posted for a while.  I left for about a week to go visit family at home.  I brought my laptop with me, but did not end up turning it on for the entire time.  That is a sign of a good, fun filled week.


Unfortunately, I think that was my last vacation until Christmas.  I may end up taking a couple of weekend trips, but that is it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Whole Wheat Banana and Chocolate Pancakes with Peanut Butter Chips


It has rained so much in the area where I live in the last few days.  It rained all day Saturday and has been raining off an on since then.  The forecast predicts rain tomorrow as well.



I like rain.  It is pretty and life-giving.  I do not like riding my bike in the rain though.  I have taken a brief hiatus from biking to work this week.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Honey Garlic Shrimp


One of my goals this year is to get scuba certified.  I completed the educational aspect, and next weekend I will do my pool dives.


The dive shop that I am working with does all their pool dives in two days.  They start each day at 10:30am and end at 5pm.  They do their outdoor dives in one weekend as well.